RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

New Zealand's JUCY Minivan Camper Gaining Traction in North America

Thu Apr 6, 2017

The thing looks like Barney on wheels. Pea green, bright purple and plastered in company ads, the “JUCY Champ” is meant to garner attention — and it does.

With its fleet of colorful custom-built camper vans, New Zealand-based Jucy is carving a niche for itself in North America, according to a story by The Star.com.

Marketed as “your personal bed and breakfast,” the company’s retrofitted minivans sleep four: two in a “penthouse,” an airy mattress-equipped tent - like structure that pops out of the roof, and two more inside, where a bench and table setup folds into a bed. Storage compartments are scattered throughout. Pop the rear hatch and there’s even a well-equipped kitchen, complete with a small gas stove, pump sink and a mini-fridge powered by a secondary battery to ensure food stays cold.

Additional Information: https://www.thestar.com/life/travel/2017/04/05/jucy-trying-to-get-north-american-millennials-into-camper-vans.html